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Santa Fe legislator Stephen Easley dies at age 60

August 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Rep. Stephen Easley, a Santa Fe Democrat in his first term in the New Mexico Legislature, has died at the age of 60. House Speaker W. Ken Martinez said Easley died Wednesday after a prolonged illness. The cause of death or details of his illness weren’t released. Easley was elected [&hellip...

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Hobbs teens recovering after being hit on sidewalk

August 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Police say two teenagers are in stable condition after being hit by a vehicle while walking along a sidewalk in Hobbs. Police spokesman Mike Stone says the two 14-year-old boys were walking in the 1100 block of East Broadway on Tuesday...

Gov. Martinez unveils river protection plan

August 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (1)

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — Making New Mexico’s dwindling water supplies more sustainable is the driving force behind a plan announced Thursday by Gov. Susana Martinez and other state officials. The New Mexico River Stewards Initiative aims to protect the...

NM faces civil rights complaint over unemployment

August 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s newly implemented online system for unemployment claims discriminates against workers who don’t speak English, the elderly, the disabled and others without computer skills, according to a federal civil...

NM man convict of impersonating officer, assault

August 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man was convicted Wednesday of impersonating a police officer and sexually assaulting a woman stemming from a bizarre episode in rural San Juan County. A jury found Eric Kenneth guilty of kidnapping, aggravated assault with a...

Albuquerque police: Man killed in parking lot

August 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say they have made two arrests in connection with the death of a man who was found stabbed in a store parking lot. Officer Tasia Martinez identified the two men who were arrested Wednesday as 51-year-old Abelardo...

NM governor makes 2 judicial appointments

August 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has filled two magistrate court vacancies. Her office announced Wednesday that she has appointed Keith Rogers of Dexter to the Chaves County Magistrate Court and Edward Gallegos of Las Vegas to the San Miguel...

Tablets stolen from Animal Humane New Mexico

August 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Electronic tablets are supposed to be posted outside every dog’s room at Animal Humane New Mexico’s state-of-the-art adoption center to provide more information about the animal. But in just two weeks, two of the donated...

Members of NM delegation call for public forum

August 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation are calling on federal officials to host a public forum on access to behavioral health services. The request comes after the New Mexico Human Services Department froze payments...

Amtrak train, truck in accident near Albuquerque

August 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in New Mexico say an Amtrak passenger train struck a tractor-trailer rig carrying automobiles at a crossing on the southern outskirts of Albuquerque late Wednesday morning. Bernalillo County sheriff’s Sgt. Aaron...